Downtown Brooklyn extends free WiFi to NYCHA
March 30, 2016
No matter where you go, there you are.
Now in Downtown Brooklyn, no matter where you go, you’re online, too.
For the past few years, we have been expanding our installation of WiFi hotspots throughout the neighborhood to make the Brooklyn Tech Triangle that much more innovation-forward. The efforts have seen remarkable success. In 2015, there were more than 500,000 individual sessions on the network and we have over 110 wireless access points installed throughout Downtown Brooklyn. From the Fulton Mall to Schermerhorn, MetroTech to Flatbush, you can connect to the Downtown Brooklyn Free Public WiFi Network in public spaces.
Today, we announced our plan to extend that coverage to the Whitman and Ingersoll NYCHA houses, with over twenty-six access points being installed.
Starting in mid-April, local residents will have access to free WiFi in all outdoor public spaces, including seating areas, basketball courts and playgrounds, NYCHA-owned retailers and along Myrtle Avenue. Coverage will not extend to inside resident apartments.
This further advances the OneNYC goal of covering a critical mass of the City’s public spaces with free Wi-Fi, and will help NYCHA achieve the NextGeneration goal of creating more connected communities for all residents.
We’re very proud to be able to make this available to even more Downtown Brooklyn residents and are grateful to our partners Pacific Telemanagement Services (PTS), DAS Communications, Towerstream, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and NYCHA for making this possible.